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Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1803

Lewis and Clark

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1803 Marker
Inscription. Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led President Jefferson's Corps of Discovery to the great American West. On November 23, 1803, they stopped at Cape Girardeau to deliver letters of introduction to Louis Lorimier. Captain Lewis found him presiding at a horse race. Later that evening, Lewis dined with Lorimier and his Shawnee wife Charlotte and was impressed by the beauty of one of their daughters.

Panel Sponsors:
W. J. Chamberlain Family
Bill Chamberlain especially liked the Mississippi River. He often would relax with family and friends on its banks. He believed that the arts would enrich the lives of the community. Bill was a charter member of the River Heritage Mural Association, overseeing creation and design.
 
Erected by Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association.
 
Location. 37° 18.334′ N, 89° 31.054′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on North Water Street south of Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Mississippi River Tales Mural covering the downtown floodwall. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
1803 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1803 Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. 1804 (a few steps from this marker); 1793 (a few steps from this marker); 1821 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pook's Turtles (within shouting distance of this marker); "Red Rover, Red Rover" (within shouting distance of this marker); 1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1735 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1673 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi River Tales Mural. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 31, 2017.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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